Mission and Principles


The Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC) promotes the principles of Engagement, Leadership, and Inclusion by offering programs and services focused on enhancing the personal, educational, leadership, and social development of students enrolled at the University of Texas at El Paso.



The SELC encourages students to invest in their personal development by enhancing their knowledge of self, and exploring the numerous involvement opportunities across campus and the community.


The SELC challenges students to identify and sharpen their strengths, live their values, serve as responsible citizens, inspire others, and develop their purpose as leaders.


The SELC recognizes the value of fostering a community of respect by inviting students to explore and embrace their identity (i.e. race, gender, sexuality) in relation to others and engage in meaningful dialogue.